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The Marvin Wotring Estate

Friday, May 3rd at 4:00 PM 

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Property Description

Marvin Wotring Estate Auction 

Friday, May 3rd at 4:00 PM 

Sagebrush Auditorium 

2580 Bunner Ridge Road, Fairmont, WV 


Marvin Wotring was a well-known local gun maker and knife maker.  He was best known for making the Muzzle loaders carried by the WVU Mountaineer.  He was an avid supporter of the Preston County Buckwheat Festival, Friends of the NRA, NWTF, and the WVU rifle team and many other local organizations.  We have been given the privilege of selling the personal property from his estate.  We are honored to offer this collection to the public.  Don’t miss this opportunity! 




Auctioneer’s Note:  Some designated larger items will remain at Estate home and will be sold from Photographs and descriptions.  Those items may be previewed at 392 Upper Cobun Creek Road, Morgantown, WV from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday May 2nd.  The Massey Ferguson Tractor and John Deere 450 Track loader may be viewed at 164 Finch Road, Morgantown, WV   Pick up for offsite items and online purchases will be from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM Saturday May 4th at the above addresses 

Outstanding Collection of Approximately 150 Guns  

Marvin Wotring Percussion Full Stock  

Marvin Wotring Half Stock percussion  

2 Heavy Marvin Wotring Bench Rifles 

Marvin Wotring Light Bench Rifle  

Marvin Wotring Under hammer Target rifle  

Marvin Wotring Side hammer Pistol  

Marvin Wotring Under hammer pistol  

Marvin Wotring in line Pistol & Rifle  

Marvin Wotring Flintlock Pistol (First one he made in a class with Keith Casteel) 

Barbara Wotring Flintlock Pistol (First one she made in a class with Keith Casteel Engraved by Marvin) 

Benson Pennsylvania Style long rifle Cranberry, WV 

Keith Casteel Flintlock Pistol Bicentennial  

  1. Cunningham Pennsylvania Style long rifle with silver furniture 

Harpers Ferry 1853 Conversion  

Remington Rolling Block 3 Band  

Modern Factory made muzzleloader T/C, CVA, Traditions 

Winchester 1885 Lo Wall rebarreled to .22 hornet  

Winchester 1890 and 1906 Pumps  

Winchester 94 Buffalo Bill in Box  

Several Side X Side Shotguns Including: Ithaca, Remington, Hercules, Belgium, Muzzleloading 

Several Stevens Favorites and Crackshots  

ULA model 24 .270 Win 

ULA Model 20 RF .22  

Browning T-Bolt  

Marlin 917 M23 .17 Mach II 

Savage 93 R 17 .17HMR 

Anschutz 1807 Match Rifle  

Anschutz 64 Match .22 

Winchester 52 C Target 

Henry Golden Boy NRA .22   

Mossberg Silver Reserve 12 & 20 Ga 

Winchester model 12 

Several Winchester 67 & 69 .22’s  

Winchester 94 .30 WCF  

Winchester 37 Redletter 16 GA 

Remington Pre Model 10 

Early Marlin Pump Action 16 GA 28B? 

2 Remington 514 .22’s  

Norinco Mak 90 7.62 X 39 

Norinco SKS 

Colt H-Bar .223 

Remington 700 STS .270 

Remington 870 

Colt Police Positive  

Ruger New Vaquero ANIB 

Ruger 22/45 Lite ANIB  

Ruger MK II .22 

Ruger Charger .22 ANIB 

S&W 637-2 .38 

Kimber Custom II .44 ANIB 

Several T/C Contenders and Extra Barrels  

Mauser Broomhandle  

Several Early H&R, Iver Johnson, Whitneyville revolvers  

Colt Government Model .45 ANIB 

Miniature Cannons  

Several Air Rifles and pistols  


** 2 Complete Sets of Hand Made Buckskins-Shirt and Pants** 


Knives, Gun Stock Blanks, Gun Parts, and Sporting Items 

Approximately 40 custom knives 

Maple Muzzle loader Gun Stock Blanks, several figured  

Used muzzle loader parts: Locks, triggers, Trigger guards, etc.  

2 Sales Counters-preview off site 

Marvin’s Range box  

Elk Antlers mounted on board 

Huge amount of deer antlers and cow horns  

Duck Mount 

Fox Hides 

Bear Hide  

Older Trout mount 

Shooting Trophies  

New Muzzle loading accessories inventory:  Balls, Patches, Jags, cleaning supplies etc. 

Powder horns 

Spotting Scope 

Gun Reference Books 

Foxfire books  

Leg hold traps 

Hard and Soft gun cases  

Reloading equipment 

Custom Recurve and straight bow 

Variety of ammo  

Bear Kodiak Magnum Recurve bow 


** Big Collection of NWTF and NRA Premiums and Collectible Knives, Figurines, Prints, Etc.** 


Farm Equipment, Track Loader, 4 Wheelers  

Pre-sale preview available Thursday May 2nd 5:00-7:00 at 392 Upper Cobun Creek Road, & 164 Finch Road, Morgantown, WV 

Ford 8N Tractor  

Massey Ferguson Farm Tractor (Preview at 164 Finch Road-designated times only) 

John Deere 450 Track Loader (Preview at 164 Finch Road-Designated times only) 

Suzuki 230 4 Wheeler 

Kawasaki 4 Wheeler 



Big Selection of Tools, Machines, Antique Tools, and Shop Items 

(**larger shop tools will not be moved to Sagebrush and may be previewed Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at 392 Upper Cobun Creek Road, Morgantown.) 

South Bend 12” metal lathe 

Cut off band saw 

Craftsman 10” table saw 

Craftsman 6” jointer  

Large Industrial Band saw 

Industrial Jointer 

Industrial Wood lathe 

10” Radial Arm Saw 

Belt sander on stand  

Delta chop saw 

Commercial heavy duty Singer sewing machine 

Portable Air Compressor  

Air and electric power hand tools  

Socket wrenches 

Antique Drill press  

Bench Grinder 

Nail gun  

Draw knives 

Marking Gauge 

Molding planes 

Broad Hatchets  

Corn Planter 

Wood and molding planes  

Grain Cradle  

Forge tongs  

Cutting torches  

2 Gas motors  

Lawn and garden tools  

250 # propane tank  

Werner Step ladder  


Variety of Antique, Glassware, and Collectibles 

Pressed back high chair  

Oak Rocker 

Oak Case treadle sewing machine  

Balance Scale  

Curly maple Dulcimer  

Stradivarius Copy Violin  

Marx tin wind up tractor  

Child’s tin sewing machine  

Tobacco cans  

Carbide light  

Barn lantern  

Milk can with label  

Stone ware jugs  

Coffee Grinder  

Hand Stitched Quilts  

Child’s wicker doll Carriage 

Composition dolls  

Wagon seat  

Iron Skillets  

Wooden Stirrups  

Ice Tongs  


Glass & China dishes  


Home Furnishings, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Items 

Nice Oak Dining room suite w/ Pedestal table and 6 chairs, China cabinet, & server 

Bar Stools  

Oak Pedestal Coffee and end table s  

1950’s Mahogany Bookcase bedroom suite  

Pine Frame Sofa and Chairs  

Butler Cart  

Jewelry Chest 

1960’s Dresser with mirror  

Magnavox Flat screen TV 

Book Shelf  

Wooden desk  

Office Chair 

Upright Freezer  

Sausage Grinder 

Power meat saw 

Metal Desk 

2 Bicycles  

Pro form Treadmill 

Multi station weight/workout center  

Life styler bike  

Presto Pressure cooker  

Wildlife prints  


Directions:  Take Exit #139 (East Fairmont) off I-79, Turn east on Bunner Ridge road and travel approximately 6 miles to the venue on the right.  (Suggestion:  Do not use GPS, in many cases, it will lead you astray) 


Good food available 



TERMS: All merchandise is sold as-is, where is, with no warranty written or implied.  Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.  Checks are accepted with positive ID. Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted. 15% premium on all merchandise purchased onsite. 5% of premium will be waived for cash and check purchase onsite.   ALL FEDERAL FIREARMS LAWS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED 




Bidding Errors: All bids are binding and final once an item has sold. Once bidding for a lot has closed, bids cannot be deleted or removed. Please review your bids on the review page prior to submitting the bids. Outbid notifications are sent as a courtesy only and the auctioneer, seller, licensees, agents or employees are not responsible for errors, omissions and/or timing of outbid notices.    

 Additional Terms and Conditions:    

 15% Buyer’s Premium on all purchases    

 As-Is, Where Is: All items and lots are sold on an As-Is, Where-Is and With All Faults basis without exception. There is no warranty of any type expressed or implied as to the fitness or merchantability for any particular purpose of any goods offered in this auction. Buyers understand that all lots and items are being offered as used and therefore have some level of wear and/or damage and are by the very nature of being “used and/or pre-owned and/or aged” are at some level of defective. The auctioneer and seller expressly and specifically disclaim, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Removal is at the buyer’s sole obligation, risk and expense. No sale shall be invalidated by reason of any defect or inaccuracy in any of the items or lots by reason of their being incorrectly described orally or written, invoiced or cataloged, and no liability will be borne by the auctioneers, licensees, employees and agents in respect to any such faults or errors. All marketing and information has been prepared only as a guide and is not offered as completely accurate, nor does it give the buyers all of the information on the item or lot. Except as herein contained, there shall be no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise of any nature whatsoever. Buyers will accept the items or lots in spite of any defects or conditions, known or unknown, visible or not visible, and therefore buyers do by these presents remise, release, acquit, quit claim and forever discharge the sellers, auctioneers, licensees, employees and agents from any and all claims now and in the future. The buyers hold the obligation and duty to inspect all items and lots during the inspection period prior to any bidding. Buyers are urged to physically inspect the items or lots during the inspection period. No bids can be withdrawn during or after the auction for any reason. Buyer understands that these terms as well as all other terms and conditions can only be amended or revised in writing and signed by the auctioneer. Buyer also agrees that any oral, written or electronic representation made by the auctioneer, seller, employees or agents shall not modify these terms. Buyer understands that any description given in the catalog or written on the lot is not guaranteed, and the buyer will rely entirely on their own inspection and/or investigations. All information and descriptions contained in advertising this sale are believed correct, but no responsibility is assumed by the auctioneer, seller, employees or agents for any errors or omissions. Every item sold is sold As-Is, Where-Is. Joe R. Pyle Auctions provides condition information only as a courtesy to the bidders and is not responsible for errors in description or condition. Buyers have the opportunity to view the items in person and determine condition as well as any other factors relating to the description of the item and have the obligation to do so prior to bidding.  

Forfeiture: If you do not wish to pick up or ship your items, you may forfeit them. In this regard, to forfeit your items is defined as relinquishing all ownership and claim to the items in question to the auctioneer with no expectations of reimbursement; however, you are still responsible for the invoice total. No refunds will be made if you decide to forfeit your items. If you wish to forfeit your items, please contact us on or before the removal deadline. Buyer agrees that any and/or all remaining lots left after removal deadline are considered to be forfeited, but buyer is still responsible for invoice total.  

Removal of Items:  Local pickup is available on the designated date and time only.  Buyers are solely responsible for the transportation of any vehicles, equipment, or large items that cannot be shipped via USPS or UPS. Shipping available upon request for items that can be shipped via USPS or UPS at the buyer’s expense plus $10/package handling. 

Inspection of Items: Every item in this auction is available for bidder inspection prior to the auction ending.  By bidding, each bidder acknowledges and agrees that they have had a full and fair opportunity to inspect the item or lots and is relying solely on the bidder’s personal inspection, whether in person, through proxy, or based on the provided photographs and opinion in determining whether to bid, in determining the amount to bid and/or maximum bid, and in submitting the bid/max bid. 

TITLES:  Titles for any vehicles will be sent to buyer 10-15 business days following receipt of payment.  Please note:  any bank-held titles may take up to 30 business days for processing 

15% Buyer’s Premium on all Personal Property purchases.   





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